November 11, 2018
Flowers on the Altar this weekend are donated by Ladies Auxiliary Unit 655 to thank all Veterans for their Service.
Christmas Wafers – Oplatki – are available in our church vestibule for those who wish to provide them to family visiting for Thanksgiving. A $2 donation is asked per pack of 6 multi-colored wafers.
Catholic Social Services Annual Christmas Drive
We are collecting new, unwrapped toys for Christmas, as well as Hats, Scarves & Gloves for children whose parents need our help. A holiday box is in our church vestibule for gift donations.
Faith Formation / Ministry
- Classes will be held as usual this week.
CCD Canned Food Collection: reminder to students that donations are due in class this weekend. Thanks!
Family Movie Night Coming on a Saturday evening during Advent: “The Star” – a Nativity Story with songs by Mariah Carey. Watch for details!
Prayer Shawl Gathering will be held on Thursday, November 27th at 6PM in the church hall. All are invited and welcome to join our ministry. If someone you know needs a prayer shawl please contact the rectory. If you aren’t able to attend a meeting, but want to donate a lap robe, shawl or afghan, please contact the rectory office. Thanks!
If you aren’t able to make an afghan, monetary donations are most welcome and appreciated. They can be made via collection basket (place in an envelope marked “Yarn/Afghans”) or sent to the rectory office. Thank You for helping us to help others.
Choir Practice – Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30PM. New members are always welcome!
Please use your talent to praise God in Song!
Please Join the Cast & Crew of “Living Nativity 2018: The Little Christmas Star”
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting on Thursday, November 29th at 6:30PM in our Church Hall with Mary Anne Malone, our Diocesan Facilitator.
Advent Pierogie Sale – Our Pierogie Pinching Parties continue Mondays thru December 10th (except Monday after Thanksgiving, November 26th). Everyone is Invited & Welcome! No Experience Necessary! Any amount of time you can volunteer is greatly appreciated. Help with Pierogie Prep at 7AM on the Sunday before each Pierogie Monday. Pierogies are $9 per dozen. Please call Mary Mack at 570-779-3626 between 9AM and 7PM to place your orders. Pick-up times are Mondays from 1-2:30PM & 4-5:30PM
Holiday Food Baskets
We will once again address the needs of those in our parish family who may have difficulty providing a Thanksgiving dinner. Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation toward this much needed Outreach Ministry is asked to place their donation in an envelope marked “Food Basket” and drop in the basket or send to the rectory.
If you, or someone you know in our parish family, is in need of a Holiday Food Basket, please call the rectory at 570-779-9620. All calls are held in complete confidence.
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Next weekend, November 17/18, our second collection will be for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Over 43 million people in the United States live in poverty. This collection supports programs to empower people to identify and address the obstacles they face as they work to bring permanent and positive change to their communities. Learn more about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at www.usccb.org/cchd/collection. Envelopes are available in the vestibule to assist with your donations next weekend. Thank You!
Effective January 1, 2019, the price for cemetery plots at St. John’s, St. Anthony’s and Sts. Cyril & Methodius will increase to $800 each (perpetual care included). Monthly payments can be made over a 24 month period. Contact Charles Prohaska, Cemetery Supervisor at 570-760-7920.
God gives radically too
Radical giving begins at the top. God Himself is our example, and God doesn’t tithe. Instead, He gives radically and sacrificially. God gave radically and sacrificially by giving us the unfathomable gift of His Son. He “spared no expense” to redeem us from our fallen condition. How can we give less?